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I have a very similar setup to yours.
And I love it.
I have a 120" wide 16:9 Draper M2500 2.5 gain screen, and a Sony 1292Q. Main seating is about 14' away.
I used to have a 120" 1.3 gain 4:3 screen which worked fine, but the vast majority of my movies are 1.85:1, and about 1/3 are 2.35:1 so the extra width provides a noticable improvement.
I have the brightness turned down to 30 and the picture looks excellent running from a PC-DVD at 1024 X 768p. I do have to turn up the brightness slightly (40) for 1080i material because it is interlaced, but it looks amazing and the brightness is more than adequate.
I have seen great picture quality from Barco 1208s, a Runco 1100, and Vidikron Vision One, with scaler/quadruplers on smaller ISF sanctioned screens. Undoubtedly they look very good, but not better to my eyes.